Castles


Castle to be visited : Castle of Mascaraàs


Fully listed historical monument reconstructed during the 16th and 17th centuries on the remains of a medieval fortress. The fine authentic interiors, among the most richly decorated in the area, display 17th and 18th c. furniture, books and works of art dating back to the 13th century.

The historic park and gardens offer beautiful views of the Pyrenean mountains.

Although the castle is inhabited, twelve rooms are open to the public.

 

Opening :

From 1 April to 31 May and from 16 September to 30 November, open Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 18:00.

From 1 June to 15 September, open every day (except Tuesday): 10:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 18:00.

Closed from 1 December to 31 March.

 

All year by appointment for groups.

 

Prices : adults 6,50€, children 3€, groups (min pers 20) : 5€

Lasted the 1 hour.

 

Contact : M. DERLUYN Eric 

Bourg 64330 Mascaraàs-Haron

Phone : +33 (0)5 59 04 92 60

@ : chateau.mascaraas@gmail.com

GPS : 43.5419722,-0.02254416

 



Wine castles open


CROUSEILLES

Castle of Crouseilles

Castle of Crouseilles (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

Elegant 18th c. manor built on an old feudal moat. Nice gardens. The chateau belongs to the wine co-op in Crouseilles that produces Madiran and Pacherenc wines.

 

Route de Madiran - Phone : +33 (0)5 59 68 57 14

@ : info@crouseilles.fr - Website : www.crouseilles.com 

GPS : 43.520889, -0.088448



GAYON

Castle of Gayon

Castle of Gayon (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

13th c. castle with the remains of a round tower, fully reconstructed in the 16th c. and transformed in the 19th c. The domain produces Madiran and Pacherenc wines.

 

Chemin du Château / GPS : 43.480993,-0.161764 



Private castles closed


ARRICAU-BORDES

Castle of Arricau-Bordes

Castle of Arricau-Bordes (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

With its site and beautiful 16th c. architecture, this chateau is an historical monument which was built for an administrator of the King of Navarra.

 

Clabères / GPS : 43.498056, -0,150622



AYDIE

Castle of Aydie

Castle of Aydie (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

 

Vast country house which belonged to the writer Joseph Peyré.

The domain produces Madiran and the Pacherenc wines.

 

Château / GPS : 43.569701, -0.118685



CORBERE-ABERES

Castle of Corbère-Abères

Castle of Corbere-Aberes (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

 

Building of medieval origin, completely reconstructed in the 17th and reshaped in the 18th c.

It’s romantically set in a beautiful agricultural position.

 

Chemin du Château / GPS : 43.472986, -0.082355

 



DIUSSE

Castle of Diusse

Castle of Diusse (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

 

18th and 19th c. pedimented castle. The property includes gardens with outbuildings and an orangery.

 

Route du Château / GPS : 43.5692133, -0.1668557



PORTET

Castle Quintaà

Castle of Quintaà, Portet (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

 

Vast manor of aristocratic appearance, with sandstone & pebble masonry and partial rendering.

The facade comprises 14 evenly-distributed openings.

 

Quartier Quintaà / GPS : 43.581653, -0.180062



VIALER

Castle of Vialer

Castle of Vialer (Vic-Bilh/Madiran)

 

On the street side, the mullioned window and corbelled turret are testimony that the old castle of Loo was reconstructed in the 17th c. and enlarged in the 18th c. The outbuildings date from the 19th c. 

 

Le Château / GPS : 43.500876, -0.182261



Being very far from the centre of power in the “Ancien régime”, the Vic-Bilh doesn’t have big castles ; the local chateaux are mainly very old manors, often dating as far back as the 14th century. In their current forms, they’re mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries with alterations dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Very typical are the high-pitched roofs with flat tiles. Most often they will have beautiful gardens with outbuildings and pigeon lofts.